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Decorative Oversized Clock for Wall

A large wall clock is an eye-catcher in and of itself. In this case, there is also the fact that appearance can change constantly.

Of course, you also have the option to cut out simple triangular number markings or the actual numbers and attach them to the wall.

Here the solution looks a little different: The hour markers are made of cork and can therefore be used like mini pinboards.

There is space for family photos, pictures from a vacation, or other memories, and can be added or changed at any time.

As our assembly instructions show, attaching the oversized clock for wall is not difficult.

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Decorative Oversized Clock for Wall

Design the Wall Clock Step by Step

First of all, of course, you need a movement of the right size.

You can get such works in some large decoration or handicraft stores, sometimes in furniture stores or from specialized mail order companies.

Use the available wall space as a guideline for the size and, if necessary, make sure that the clock is hung high enough so that it is not in the immediate reach of pets or small children.


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Now you can mount the clockwork on the wall. With normal masonry walls, a universal dowel with a suitable screw is the most sensible means of fastening.

The dowel hole for this was made here with the cordless hammer drill. For lightweight walls you need a cavity dowel, for walls made of perforated bricks or similar, you also need the appropriate dowels.

You can screw the screw directly into a wooden wall. However, you have probably already gained experience with suitable fasteners in your home.

Align the work exactly vertically and horizontally. Also, you may like Light Fixture On Wall.

Then the number markings are cut out. To do this, first draw an equilateral, acute-angled triangle on paper or cardboard and cut it out.

Using this template, twelve identical triangles can be drawn on the corkboard and cut out with the cutter along a steel ruler.

To make aligning the triangles easier, you can mark the middle of the short side of each triangle with a pencil.

You can use a plumb line, spirit level, and protractor to help align the triangles. Much easier going but with a self-levelling cross-line laser.

It is aligned with the centre of the clock and projects a laser cross onto the wall with lines at 12, 3, 6, and 9 o’clock.

Turn the minute hand to the 3 o’clock position and position the first triangle there. The tip points to the pointer and is flush with it.

The triangle is attached to the wall with hot glue. If, as mentioned above, you have made a mark in the middle of the short side, then the triangle will be exactly straight as soon as the laser line runs from the tip to this mark.

Attach the triangles at 6, 9, and 12 o’clock in the same way. The movement must of course not run during this, otherwise, the pointer position will change before you have finished aligning and attaching.

For the remaining digits, simply set the laser to 30 or 50 degrees and otherwise proceed as described.

If you work with an angle and a spirit level, you also start at 3, 6, 9, and 12. The other hour markers are offset by 30 and 60 degrees (a circle is 360 degrees, so it can be divided into twelve 30-degree angles).


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